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Expected to earn

The starting salary is from £26,357 to £29,439. There is opportunity to work part time or full time.

Skills and values

There are a range of skills and values that are needed to work as a social care assessor. These include:

  • Excellent communication, observational and listening skills
  • Good verbal, digital, written and numeracy skills
  • Treating people with dignity and respect
  • Excellent recording skills

Entry requirements

You will need to be educated to NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or have equivalent experience of working in a health or social care environment. You will need to have experience of managing and resolving conflict and understanding of basic human needs, physical and emotional.

What roles can I do to gain experience?

  • Care Assistant
  • Social Care Prescriber

Opportunities to develop

You will receive a thorough induction and initial training when you start and Continuing Professional Development throughout your career.

What's Next

  • Social Worker
  • Manager

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